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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 322
  • Gross Revenues: $386,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,200,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,780,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 6

Cahill Gordon & Reindel is a New York-based law firm, with additional offices in Washington, D.C. and London. With $323,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010, the firm ranked 82nd on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, the firm, with 273 attorneys is the 155th largest law firm in the United States. Practice areas include corporate, real estate, intellectual property, antitrust, litigation, and tax.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 78 6 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 78 6 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 136 5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 46 13 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 97 1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 101 23 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 43 65 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 97 -10 Summer programs

In the News

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 18, 2014

The Managing Attorneys and Clerks Association Inc. has elected Maura McLoughlin as the association's next president; JAMS neutral Ariel Belen has received the 2014 Kobak Award; the Westchester Women's Bar Association has installed as its 22nd president Lucia Chiocchio, and other news.

Second Circuit Tosses Deutsche Bank Shareholder Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 16, 2014

Handing a win to lawyers at Cahill and Skadden, the Second Circuit affirmed Wednesday that its 2011 decision in dooms a long-running securities class action against Deutsche Bank AG and a half-dozen big underwriting banks.

Pleading Fraud With Particularity

David Owen and Adam Mintz : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2014

David Owen and Adam Mintz of Cahill Gordon & Reindel write for the New York Law Journal: Widespread losses suffered by many investors during the financial crisis have spawned more than a few fraud claims based upon broadly alleged misconduct affecting many investments or transactions. The loosely proffered connection to the plaintiff's own loss has led defendants to argue that such widespread claims lack a particular connection to the plaintiff's investment even if they are assumed to be true. Recent cases suggest opportunities for successful arguments on both sides of this contentious issue.

Litigation

: New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "Fair Play Act Targets Commercial Trucking Industry," "Pleading Fraud With Particularity," "Top 10 Dos and Don'ts for Compensating Fact Witnesses" and "Courts Limit Exposure for Breach of Warranties."

Pleading Fraud With Particularity

David Owen and Adam Mintz : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

David Owen and Adam Mintz of Cahill Gordon & Reindel write: Widespread losses suffered by many investors during the financial crisis have spawned more than a few fraud claims based upon broadly alleged misconduct affecting many investments or transactions. The loosely proffered connection to the plaintiff's own loss has led defendants to argue that such widespread claims lack a particular connection to the plaintiff's investment even if they are assumed to be true. Recent cases suggest opportunities for successful arguments on both sides of this contentious issue.

Meet the Judges: Southern District Judge P. Kevin Castel

: New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Judge Castel discusses his admiration for good lawyering and what that entails, his approach to case management, why he considers the job a dream come true, and his method for keeping parties at a settlement discussion civil.

Cadwalader Takes Corporate Inversions to Another Level

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft may have found a way to help more U.S. companies use corporate inversions to lower their tax bills. Salix Pharmaceuticals has retained the firm, as well as Covington & Burling and leading Irish shop A&L Goodbody, for its $2.7 billion acquisition of patents to gastrointestinal drugs owned by an Irish unit of Italy's Cosmo Pharmaceuticals.

Judge Upholds City Law Barring Tobacco Discounts

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Southern District Judge Thomas Griesa said the New York City ordinance neither violates the free speech provision of the Constitution nor is preempted by federal or state law.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 18, 2014

Did your firm make this year's list?

People in the News - June 13, 2014 - Mroz Elected to N.J. Chamber of Commerce Board

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Richard S. Mroz of Archer & Greiner was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

Meet the Judges: Southern District Chief Judge Loretta Preska

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

In the first of an occasional series, the Southern District chief judge discusses the court, her most difficult challenges and most satisfying experiences as chief, and her style of judging.

INADMISSIBLE: GM Legal Dept. Faulted In Internal Report

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

An exhaustive internal investigation of General Motors Co.'s ignition-switch recall shortcomings found fault with the company's legal team, but "confirmed" that its top lawyer did not learn about the safety issues until after the recall. Plus more in this week's column.

Franken Takes Jab at One-Time Legal Opponent Fox News

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 04, 2014

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., got in a subtle jab at an old legal foe—Fox News—during a Senate hearing Tuesday, thanks in part to longtime First Amendment advocate Floyd Abrams of Cahill Gordon & Reindel.

Justices Criticized at Congressional Hearing on Campaign Finance

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 03, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court drew heavy but familiar criticism from federal lawmakers Tuesday as Democrats pressed forward with a constitutional amendment to undo the high court's rulings in campaign finance cases.

Justices Decline to Review Reporters' Privilege Dispute

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : January 02, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the case of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Risen, who sought First Amendment protection from being forced to reveal his confidential sources in a criminal proceeding.

Gibson Dunn Heeds Call of Duty for Vivendi's Activision Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher advises the French communications giant in its sale of half its remaining stake in the videogame maker for more than $850 million.

S&P Seeks More Agency Files in Defending $5 Billion Claim

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 22, 2014

The National Credit Union Administration is fighting a subpoena by Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC related to the Justice Department's $5 billion case against the credit ratings agency.

S&P Seeks More Agency Files in Defending $5 Billion Claim

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 22, 2014

The National Credit Union Administration is fighting a subpoena by Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC related to the Justice Department's $5 billion case against the credit ratings agency.

Proskauer Helps MLS Ink Key $720 Million Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

Major League Soccer took a big step in its quest to reach the upper echelon of pro sports this week, tapping Proskauer Rose to advise on an eight-year, $720 million media rights deal with ESPN, FOX and Univision.

Optimistic Expectations Are Playing Out, But Struggles Linger

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Christine Simmons, a New York Law Journal reporter, writes: A quarter of the way into 2014, several leading New York attorneys said their firms are on target for promising returns this year. But a recent string of firm layoffs coupled with constant rate pressure are reminders of the continuing struggles in the legal industry.

The Score: Ex-Patterson Belknap Partner Parsons to Head Clippers

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

As NBA Commissioner Adam Silver pushes Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the drama swirling around the team adds new players with ties to Patterson Belknap and Kaye Scholer.

New York Firms Increase Profits, Reducing Size

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Many large New York law firms grew their revenue and profits last year, continuing to pull ahead of the national pack when it comes to financial indicators.

Embracing a New Mix

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

A Big Pharma lawyer changes industries and expands his role; plus more Moves.

Seventh Circuit Checks Global Reach of Sherman Act

Elai Katz : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

In his Antitrust column, Elai Katz of Cahill Gordon & Reindel reviews recent developments, including a decision that evidence did not support an inference that chocolate bar manufacturers' parallel price increases were the result of collusion; the Supreme Court's agreement to review a case interpreting the application of the state action immunity doctrine to a North Carolina dentists board, which sought to curtail services by non-dentists; and the New York Attorney General's imposition of novel remedies in a hospital merger case.

Amid IPO Wave, Firms Ride Rising Fee Tide

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

The Am Law Daily looks at Am Law 100 firms reaping fees for new listings, which have soared in recent years.

Davis Polk, Cahill, S&C Handle Year's Biggest IPO to Date

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Three years after first filing to go public in a bid to repay a $17.2 billion federal government bailout, Ally Financial, the former finance arm of auto giant General Motors, raised nearly $2.4 billion in an IPO Thursday that sees principal investor the U.S. Treasury Department slash its stake in the company. Davis Polk & Wardwell, Cahill Gordon & Reindel and Sullivan & Cromwell are advising on the offering, the latest to hit surging U.S. capital markets in recent weeks.

Gay-Friendly Policies Can Help Law Firms, Advocates Say

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

A work environment that welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lawyers is not only fundamentally fair, it can boost the bottom line. That was the message of Out in Law, a daylong event at New York University School of Law this month.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

DC Lateral Moves Roundup

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

Proskauer Rose and Miles & Stockbridge grabbed lawyers from Crowell & Moring. A partner left Williams & Connolly for Zuckerman Spaeder. And a bankrupcty group went to Baker Donelson.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Pull Away

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

A year after making only slight financial gains, a group of New York–based firms made up of some of The Am Law 100's most profitable members put even more distance between itself and the rest of the pack in 2013, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

Gleacher Taps Covington, Delaware Firm for Dissolution

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Covington & Burling and Delaware's Potter Anderson & Corroon are advising Gleacher & Company on its planned liquidation, which the boutique financial services firm announced Thursday after failing to find a buyer.

Karen Kaiser Reporting as GC of AP

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

The Associated Press promoted Karen Kaiser to general counsel and corporate secretary, and she's already facing off against the U.S. Department of Justice.

S&P's Retaliation Claim Against Government Gets Hearing

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

A federal judge in California will hear arguments on Tuesday about whether to grant discovery involving evidence allegedly indicating the U.S. Department of Justice filed its $5 billion lawsuit against Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC in retaliation for its downgraded credit rating of the United States.

S&P's Retaliation Claim Against Government Gets Hearing

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

A federal judge in California will hear arguments on Tuesday about whether to grant discovery involving evidence allegedly indicating that the DOJ filed its $5 billion lawsuit against Standard & Poor's in retaliation for its downgraded credit rating of the United States.

Judge Finds S&P Should be Taxed by City as a Publisher

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Since the credit ratings that Standard & Poor's publishes for the general public are protected by the First Amendment, the firm should be taxed by New York City in the same way as it does other publishers, an administrative law judge for the city's Tax Appeals Tribunal has determined.

FTC Condemns Pipe Maker's Exclusive Dealing Arrangements

Elai Katz : New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

In his Antitrust column, Cahill Gordon & Reindel partner Elai Katz reviews developments of interest, including a decision holding the merger of online ratings platforms was an unlawful merger to monopoly after the judge accepted a limited relevant market definition, the imposition of the longest antitrust prison sentence on a former executive of a water freight carrier and the EC's acceptance of Google's proposed remedies to resolve concerns that it abused its dominant position with biased search results.

Lateral hiring hurts law firms in the long run, law professors conclude

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 14, 2014

In these slow-to-no-growth times of sluggish demand for legal services, AmLaw 200 firms pin their hopes on lateral partners to boost revenue and increase market share.

Cleary Sues Insurer Over Loss of Business After Sandy

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb, whose main office downtown was closed for about three and a half days after Superstorm Sandy and then continued to be affected by the loss of utilities, claims it lost more than $3 million in business income.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Philip Weingold has joined Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder, Venable has added litigators Patrick Boyle and Jessie Beeber as partners, and several firms announce promotions.

Cleary Sues Insurer Over Loss of Business After Sandy

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb, whose main office downtown was closed for about three and a half days after Superstorm Sandy and then continued to be affected by the loss of utilities, claims it lost more than $3 million in business income.

Taking the Measure of a Storied Lateral Hire

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Two years ago, DLA Piper recruited Tony Angel with great fanfare as a high-profile lateral partner brought in to run the firm. The current news about him is more subdued.

Bingham Beats Abu Dhabi Bank's Fraud Case Against Credit Suisse

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 04, 2014

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank struck out for the second time Tuesday in its bid to revive a lawsuit against Credit Suisse Group AG over a troubled $40 million structured finance transaction.

DLA's New Coleader Discusses Firm's Leadership Change

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

A little more than two years after DLA Piper hired former Linklaters managing partner Tony Angel, the esteemed law firm leader is poised to step down as global cochair of the world's largest firm by gross revenue and head count. During Angel's time at the top of DLA, the legal services giant restructured its U.K. operations and absorbed an Australian alliance partner. Roger Meltzer, the cohead of DLA's Americas arm who will take the leadership helm with Nigel Knowles in 2015, spoke with The Am Law Daily about the succession plan and DLA's future initiatives.